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TIME WARNER CABLE LAUNCHES ULTRA-FAST WIDEBAND INTERNET ACROSS PIEDMONT TRIAD

Road Runner Broadband and Turbo also gets significant speed boost at no additional cost for customers

Release Date: 09/27/2011

Greensboro, NC (September 27, 2011) - As part of a nearly $7 million network upgrade, Time Warner Cable is introducing new ultra-fast Internet speeds today across the Piedmont Triad for its residential and business class customers. This next-generation Wideband Internet service offers blazing-fast downloads of up to 50 Mbps, three times faster than Road Runner Turbo, with upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps.

“Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet demonstrates the robust capacity and adaptability of our network,” said Dianne Blackwood, area vice president of operations, Greensboro. “The extreme speeds of Wideband Internet are perfect for businesses, the tech-savvy user and multimedia, multi-device families who simply want the fastest speeds available.”

In addition, all current Road Runner Broadband and Turbo customers will enjoy substantially increased speeds at no additional cost.

The new speeds are as follows:

Product New Speed Old Speed
Road Runner® Turbo with PowerBoost® 15 Mbps/1Mbps 10 Mbps/512 Kbps
Road Runner® Broadband with PowerBoost® 10 Mbps/1 Mbps 7 Mbps/384 Kbps

Existing residential customers can access the new higher speeds immediately by rebooting their cable modem, which is easily accomplished by leaving it unplugged from electric power for about one minute. New customers will receive the faster speeds as they are connected to service.

“We are substantially increasing our download speeds and essentially doubling upload speeds for our Road Runner Broadband and Turbo customers,” adds Blackwood. “This upgrade is a key part of our commitment to deliver enhanced value to our customers and reflects the growing consumer appetite for faster speeds and demanding online applications.”

For more information about Wideband Internet, Road Runner and other Time Warner Cable products and services, visit www.yourtwc.com.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers.  Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other. 

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas - New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.

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